- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bywell St. Peter from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "BYWELL-ST. PETER, a township and a parish in Hexham [registration] district, Northumberland. The township includes part of Bywell village. Population: 94. Houses: 20.
- "The parish includes also the townships of Whittonstall, Newlands, Espershields, Healy, High Fortherley, Broomley, Apperley, Stelling, Newton, and Newton Hall; extends southward to the river Derwent at the boundary with Durham; and is nearly 8 miles long and 5 miles broad. Post Town: Stocksfield, Northumberland. Acres: 17,784. Real property: £9,296. Population: 1,574. Houses: 288. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land in the south is high and poor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value: £300. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church has a square tower, and is good. The [perpetual] curacy of Whittonstall is a separate charge."
Bywell St. Peter and Bywell St. Andrew were merged into the civil parish of Bywell in 1887.
Townships (with some spellings updated)
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